“Birobidzhan”

Blog

Before Birobidzhan

Yevgeniy Fiks

Yevgeniy Fiks visits Birobidzhan, and refuses nostalgia and mourning on his return.

Blog

Diocese of Birobidzhan

Yevgeniy Fiks

Yevgeniy Fiks looks at Birobidzhan's (Christian) present.

Review

“The Worst Good Idea Ever”? The Birobidzhan Project and Soviet Jewish Culture

Natalie Belsky

Masha Gessen's new book explores the history of the Jewish Autonomous Region of Birobidzhan through the story of David Bergelson and Simon Dubnow, whose thought and writing influenced its development.

Interview

Dreams and Technicalities: Birobidzhan Reimagined in Song

Saul Noam Zaritt

Listen to a contemporary rethinking of Birobidzhan, the longed-for but mostly imaginary Jewish territorial project.